Abortion is a medical procedure to end a pregnancy. There are two methods available in Aotearoa New Zealand.
What is abortion?
Abortion is a medical procedure to end a pregnancy.
There are two methods of abortion. The most common in Aotearoa New Zealand is surgical abortion. The other is early medical abortion (EMA).
- Family Planning offers information about abortion and can tell you where your nearest abortion provider is. Family Planning provides abortion at our Tauranga Clinic and from early November 2020 at our Whangarei Clinic.
- For information about where these services are available visit the Ministry of Health website.
It is not legal to import medications into New Zealand or to take any imported medication to cause an abortion.
You can put your health at risk by taking medications, especially prescription medications, without seeing a doctor. Imported medication may not meet safety standards and may be poor quality.
Family Planning has clinics located throughout New Zealand. Use the clinic finder to find your nearest clinic.